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The Canadian Pacific Railroad was built to join Canada's populated cities to the potential of the unpopulated west. Their goal was to unite Canadians on one coast to the other coast. When Canada became a country on July 1st, 1867, the first four provinces were Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,, and Quebec. For Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to sign the deal, they were promised a railroad to connect them with Ontario and Quebec. Manitoba Joined the confederation in 1870 and joined in 1871. They were promised a railroad to connect them with the east within ten years. The pressure was on to build the railroad that they promised to the provinces. The CPR (Canadian Pacific Railroad) was established February 16th, 1881, with George Stephens as the company's first president. The 1881 season was horrible, with only 211km of track made. Several employees were fired. William Cornelius Van Horne was then hired to be the general manager. Van Horne bragged he would build 800km of railroad of main line. Floods delayed the season of 1882, but they still built 673km of main line. On November 7th, 1885 the east and the west joined and in Craigellachie, British Columbia, with the last spike driven by Donald A. Smith. The cost of construction almost made the CPR go bankrupt, but they pulled through it. By 1889, CPR had related business in railroad, and unrelated. They built telegraph lines alongside the railroad tracks and transmitted the first signal in 1882. In 1883 CPR made their own steam locomotives, and passenger cars. CPR had steamships on the in 1883 also. CPR also found natural gas, by accident though, while digging a well for their steamships. They used the gas to power their station. Canadian people involved with the building of the railroad are George Stephen (president of CPR until 1888), Andrew Onderdonk, (Supervised the construction in BC) 1881, January 1st, 1882, William Van Horne was made 1st general manager of the CPR.
May 2nd, 1881, CPR began construction of the prairie section of track at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. On February 14th, 1881, the contract to build CPR got royal assent. July 26th, 1881, CPR was completed as far as Winnipeg. August 20th, 1882 the first train arrived in Regina. November 5th, 1884, the B.C. portion of the railroad was finished to Golden City. January 24th, 1885, the CPR telegraph was finished from the pacific to the Atlantic. November 2nd, 1885, the first passenger train left Montreal to Winnipeg. November 7th, 1885, the last spike was driven by Donald Smith at Craigellachie. The final completed Railway wax 4,653 km long from Montreal, to Port Moody B.C. December 12th, 1885, the first CPR freight train left Portage La Prairie, to Montreal, with Manitoba wheat. January 23rd, 1886, the first train entered Vancouver.
The Chinese Workers. More than 15,000 Chinese workers were used for the railroad building. Approximately all the workers were men, the work was hard and dangerous, many died. Rock falls, dynamite explosions, winter weather, and summer heat took many lives, but the work continued. The Chinese workers were paid one dollar a day, and with that money they still had to pay for food and camping gear. With the Chinese getting paid less, they also got the most back breaking work and the most dangerous work. They did Dangerous work like blasting dynamite, building tunnels, and long hard days. There was also no proper medical care so many Chinese people depended on their own skill of medical care. The workers lived in camps, and slept in either tents or box cars. They mainly ate a diet of rice and dried salmon with tea to drink. With the money they made many could not afford fruits or vegetables, so many died of scurvy. When they had to move to the next camp, they had to hike over 40 kilometers.
The building of the railroad changed the identity of Canada by connecting the east of the country to the west. It made travel more easily to move passengers and freight. This showed that Canada was growing as a country.
Yes Abraham Lincoln did get employed for help building the first transcontinental railroad
the Chinese chipped their way through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and they hung from baskets when they did it. they were a big help to the dangerous job of building the Transcontinental railroad.
The Government granted the Eastern and Pacific Railroad Companies subsidies to help them expand.
The government gave the railroads money to help them build it.
I have been researching this topic and in the childrens book, "Life in the Old West- The Railroad" it said that the Germans were involved in building the track.
Help settlers travel faster
people celebrated when the railroad was complete! :D
No, he didn't precisely help finish the railroad, although he did help fund it. It was Leland Stanford who really finished the railroad.
they could sell goods in a variety of regions
it was a railroad cross!ng the country making it much easier to expand west and help western cities grow
Irish immigrants worked on the union pacific railroad to help build west from Omaha Nebraska. The Union Pacific was in fierce competition with the central pacific railroad so the irish sometimes would sabotage the work of the central pacific.
If you are referring to the United States Transcontinental Railroad, this will help you. The starting location of the Central Pacific Railroad is Sacremento California
it help them by performing trade from east to west.they made more money.increase in population
The Chinese came to Texas to look for gold and to help build the First Transcontinental Railroad.
it helped by making it easier and less costly to move around from place to place
Building a railroad is often a good way to help develop a region.
They were happy because they were gonna help make history. They were also getting land and money from the Americans.
they came to Jordan and Joely and asked for money to hire Mexicans to do it since they do everything else. :)
The Underground Railroad was used to help slaves in the U.S. escape to states that were free, or to Canada. The railroad was a system of safe houses and secret routes.
If you mean the transcontinental railroad than the significance of it was to connect the eastern united states and western united states with a reliable way of transportation and to help strengthen the trade between the two regions.
No, they did not. The Japanese started to arrive close to the completion of the build. Industrialists, particularly in San Francisco, sought to replace the vacuum created when the Chinese went off to build the railroad.
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free land sections on alternating sides of the track (which the government didn't actually own to give away).
By encouraging chinese immigration
White Americans justified the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad with the concept of Manifest Destiny. They believed that the United States was meant to control as much land as possible. To accomplish this, the country must first stretch "from sea to shining sea." A railroad that spanned the entire nation would help to achieve this goal. However, to get the land for a railroad, Native American rights to territory had to be taken away as quickly as possibly to make way for construction.
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